Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 145–152 | Cite as

A new species of Chitwoodiella Basir, 1948 with first report on Mirzaiella asiatica Basir, 1942 (Nematoda, Travassosinematidae) from Manipur, North-East India

  • Mohammad Manjur Shah


Chitwoodiella longicardia sp. nov. is characterized by having modified cardia into a long tubular structure and extends upto anterior portion of the intestine. This character is present in all the specimens collected from North-East India and represents the third species described under the genus globally. A short note on Mirzaiella asiatica Basir, 1942 is also given. Moreover, key to known species of Chitwoodiella and Mirzaiella are also provided. A comparative measurement table of known species of Chitwoodiella and Mirzaiella are given in Table I and Table II.


Nematoda Travassosinematidae Chitwoodiella longicardia sp. nov. Mirzaiella asiatica India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Parasitology, Department of ZoologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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